Important update to the delivery of the Coal Mine Workers' Health Scheme
As of 1 September 2023, Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) has advised of future changes to the delivery of the Coal Mine Workers' Health Scheme (the Scheme) in effect from 21 January 2024.
Why is there a change to the Scheme delivery?
QIP will unfortunately no longer deliver the Scheme from 21 January next year. This decision was influenced by potential changes to the Scheme. QIP decided that these changes may increase the cost of accreditation, resulting in insufficient participation and consequently, there is a risk that QIP may not be able to provide you with a quality accreditation program.
As a not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to improve quality within healthcare services, we are also acutely aware of the current financial pressures for healthcare services, including expenditure relating to accreditation of other industry standards (e.g. RACGP 5th edition and Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Standards).
Consequently, as of 21 January 2024, all components of the application for approval and renewal of approval assessment will be undertaken by RSHQ.
What do you need to do?
If your health service:
- Is registered and/or has a current Coal Mine Workers self-assessment open: please progress with it and submit it to QIP by 20 September 2023. This will ensure sufficient time to have your health service fully accredited by 20 January 2024.
- Is awaiting an assessment: rest assured, QIP will be in contact soon to advise your service of the audit date and this will progress as usual.
- Is awaiting an accreditation decision: please provide any additional evidence requested if you have not already done so.
- Has not yet applied for your annual accreditation: please apply for your next cycle of accreditation by contacting RSHQ on (07) 3199 7967 or email@example.com.
If your service is currently approved with RSHQ to carry out functions under the Scheme, please rest assured that there is no impact on your current approval and all other conditions of approval remain unchanged. QIP’s accreditation for the Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme remains current for twelve months.
Our team is on hand to support you with the continuation and maintenance of your current Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme accreditation up to the end of our contract with RSHQ, ending on 20 January, 2024. For any questions regarding your current accreditation please contact the QIP Team.
For queries relating to your accreditation obligations post 20 January, 2024 please contact the RSHQ:
P: (07) 3199 7967
We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work with RSHQ to comply with the requirements associated with this change of Scheme delivery.
If we receive further details impacting your current accreditation, we will be sure to share these with you. We appreciate you selecting QIP as your independent accreditation agency for this accreditation and your commitment to the Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme accreditation process. Any other QIP accreditation programs that you are registered for will remain unchanged.